FRNJ’s April 30 Fundraiser Important to Our Growth, Telling Your Stories

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By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

ATLANTIC CITY – We are eager to take the next step with Front Runner New Jersey.com and hope you can help us do just that.

We live in a news desert, where reliable news sources continue to shrink and, in its place, has come inaccurate, unreliable and downright disinformation about the African American and Latino communities.

Front Runner New Jersey stands in that gap to make sure trustworthy information about our communities are being told. I started FRNJ four years ago out of my own pocket because I believed in how important this was. In 2022, I’m still paying the bulk of the operations out of my pocket.

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We have been extremely fortunate to find partners who have help greatly in our growth, like the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, Facebook and others. We recently were awarded a grant to do sustainability stories involving people of color from CivicStory and there are more new developments on its way.

On Saturday, April 30, we are holding our first live event fundraiser, a comedy show in conjunction with AC Jokes at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. Money raised there will be critical to us continuing our mission in telling stories about the Black and Latino communities. Also, this will provide additional exposure for Front Runner New Jersey that may not have been available before. We want to personally thank “AC Mike” Lopez for his help in publicizing this event.

Now, it’s up to you. We would love to see you at the Tropicana’s Kiss Kiss Night Club at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. We will share plenty of laughs while we raise funds to tell our story. We will be selling t-shirts, have a raffle give-a-way and more. Details to purchase tickets and t-shirts are below.

In the end, we are telling your stories and recording your history for those to come much later. This will counteract efforts by those who want to deconstruct what is going on in our communities.

Now, you have a say through Front Runner New Jersey.com. And you can have a good laugh while doing it on Saturday, April 30. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Tickets: https://www.acjokes.com/product/frnj/

Or go to our Support Front Runner New Jersey Page

NOTE: Clyde Hughes, a veteran award-winning journalist is the founder of AC JosepH Media and the editor of Front Runner New Jersey.com.

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